Child Benefit in Brussels

Do you live in Brussels with your children? Then you are entitled to Brussels Child Benefit. KidsLife Child Benefit Fund makes sure that you don't miss out on any benefits for your family. Find out all about Brussels child benefit here. 
Important! All Brussels families that would receive less child benefit under the new system starting in 2020 will continue to receive child benefit according to the pre-2020 rules!

Starting Amount or Maternity Allowance

As per the former child benefit legislation, you receive a one-off starting amount or maternity allowance upon the birth of each child. You also receive this same amount in the event of an adoption, under the adoption bonus scheme. If you are expecting a child after 01/01/2020 you will receive the following amounts: 

1288,87 euros
585,85 euros

Child Benefit basic amount

As of 2020, tiered payments will no longer apply. The basic amount will instead be based on the age of your children. This fair system ensures that every child receives what they are entitled to. Because every child deserves happiness.  
The amounts depend on your family circumstances and family income

0 to 11 years
175,76 euros
12 to 17 years
187,47 euro
18 to 24 years (no higher eduction)
187,47 euros
18 tot 24 jaar (higher education)
199,19 euros
0 to 11 years
164,04 euros
12 to 17 years
175,75 euro
18 to 24 years (no higher eduction)
175,75 euros
18 tot 24 jaar (higher education)
187,47 euros
Age Born after 2020 Born prior to 2020
Families with 1 child and an income of more than 37.126,55 euros gross per year (regardless of age) 175,76 euros per month 164,04 euros per month

Simulate your basic amount here

Supplementary Child Allowance

Orphan’s Allowance

Children with at least one deceased parent are entitled to the orphan’s allowance.  
If one of the parents is deceased, the basic amount is supplemented with half of the basic amount. If both parents are deceased, the basic amount is doubled.
As of 2020, the orphan’s allowance is no longer dependent on the cohabitation of one of the parents. 

Annual Age Supplement

This allowance is available for every family from the birth of the child. 
This annual age supplement is paid in the month of August. The amounts that you will receive are detailed below:

Age Amount
0 to 5 years 23,43 euros
6 to 11 years 35,15 euros

12 to 25 years (no higher education)

58,59 euros

12 to 25 years (higher education)

93,74 euros

Disability Allowance

Children with a recognised condition remain entitled to this supplement.

Read all about children with disability

Do you want to receive Child Benefit from KidsLife? 

Apply here

Supplementary Income Allowance

Every child deserves happiness! In order to provide families with maximum support, we provide a supplementary allowance that is based on your family size and family income. You can check your eligibility for this allowance below:

Simulate your Social Allowance here

Your annual family income is less than €37.126,55 (monthly amounts per child)

Age Child Amount
0 to 11 years 1st Child 46,87 euros
  2nd Child 82,02 euros
  From 3 Children 128,89 euros
12 to 24 years 1st Child 58,59 Euro
  2nd Child 93,74 Euro
  From 3 Children 140,60 Euro

Single-parent family  (as a supplement to the allowance)

  • 1 Child: not entitled to an allowance
  • From 2 Children: 10,61 euros extra per child
  • From 3 Children:  21,22 euros extra per child

Your annual family income is between €37.126,55 and €53.893,39(monthly amounts per child)

Child Amount
1 child not entitled to an allowance
From 2 Children 29,29 euro per child
From 3 Children 84,36 euro per child

All about supplementary child benefit

Specific situations

Specific situations

Are you in a specific situation? Or is there a change in the family situation? This may affect your Growth Package. View the different situations here.

Different situations in your family

Specific situations for your child

Frequently asked questions

Child Benefit is always paid on the 8th of each month. If the 8th falls on a weekend, then we will pay it on the last working day prior to that weekend. Please check our payment calendar for the various payment dates. 

The maximum age for Child Benefit and Growth Package entitlement is 25 years. From the age of 18 upwards, you must satisfy certain criteria in order to retain your Child Benefit and Growth Package entitlement. No regular or automatic substitute applies once your entitlement to Child Benefit has ceased. If your child was entitled to a Care Allowance due to a specific support requirement, then they may be entitled to a Disability Allowance once their Child Benefit entitlement has ceased.  Please note that this is not an automatic entitlement. It must be requested and the application subsequently investigated.

Already receiving your Child Benefit or Growth Package payments from KidsLife? Or have only just applied? 
Our KidsLife advisers are at your service. You can reach them via

  1. Contact form: this instantly provides us with all your personal information and enables us to respond swiftly to your enquiry.
  2. By phone: our KidsLife advisers are happy to help you over the phone. Please have your National Register number to hand, to enable us to provide prompt assistance.
  3. My KidsLife: your online Child Benefit and Growth Package file is available 24/7. Want to report a change in your circumstances or download a certificate? You can do all this and more in your My KidsLife online file.  
  4. Your local KidsLife office: regardless where you live, you’ll always find a KidsLife office nearby. Locate an office near you here. In many cases, we can help you without necessitating a visit to our offices. 

And you can obviously refer to the answers in this extensive list of frequently asked questions from our customers. 

Contact your KidsLife adviser

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Child Benefit in Belgium is composed of different premiums and allowances that you receive from the KidsLife Child Benefit Fund while raising your family. Aren't you receiving Child Benefit in Belgium yet? Our KidsLife adviser, Pierre, will help you get started in this video! Watch it here. 

Additional Paternity leave days from 2023

Additional Paternity leave days from 2023

A baby on the way? As a father or co-parent-to-be, you’ll naturally want to spend as much time with your newborn baby as possible. Paternity leave enables you take some time off work following the birth. Read here all you need to know about paternity leave.
Paternity leave
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How does the September statement affect your Growth Package?

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My child is starting school for the first time.

My child is starting school for the first time.

You don’t know who is more apprehensive about that first day at school; you or your little one. Every child experiences their first day at school differently. Both the school and parents obviously play an important role in that experience. 
Financially too, the first day at school can have a big impact on the family budget. Fortunately, KidsLife is here to help with some simple budget tips and allowances for the first day at school. 
My child is starting school for the first time.